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Accreditation for the chess Olympiad 2008

Dresden, 07/10/2008

Dear Chessfriends,

we want to point out that the accreditation form for the “Chess Olympiad” is now available online. Please read this text carefully and fill out the application for the accreditation above the URL given at the end of this text.

Please consider that you have to fill out this form even if you are registered by your federation in the federation's registration tool.

The accreditation form includes questions concerning general personal dates (name, mobile phone number, E-mail address) as well as information respective to your occupation/ editorial office.

Please note that you will be asked to upload a picture and documents to verify your affiliation to press organisations. This can be a submission of the official national or international press card and/or a proof of your journalistic work (published articles, photos etc.)

General guideline for the application:

An accreditation can’t be given without the verification of your journalistic work. Necessary Documents are:

  • a copy or scan of your national or international press identity card or

  • a copy, picture or scan of one to three chess articles / photos

Before sending the accreditation form, you should accept and confirm the following terms and conditions for press works at the Chess Olympiad 2008:


  • All journalists at the Chess Olympiad 2008 have to wear their accreditation pass visibly.
  • Please respect that some marked off areas in the press center / playing hall / commentary room / press conference area / stage are only for journalists with special accreditation cards.
  • Photographing and filming in the inner areas and on stage of the playing hall are allowed only during the first 15 Minutes of each round. Do not use flash lights after the first 15 Minutes of each round generally. It is not allowed to publish simulcasts during the whole round. Live transmissions of the games on the internet produced by yourself is also not allowed.


After the approval of your accreditation, you will receive a confirmation via E-mail which also provides an URL to interesting documents and pictures, a city map of Dresden, Pictures, venue maps, other documents of interest as well as a map of the press centre. Also, you will find helpful advice on terms and conditions for any press activities at the Chess Olympiad 2008.

Here is the application form:

Start the process on the website with a click on “Please click here for registration”. Thank you.